House of Games

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After one of her patients threatens suicide, psychiatrist Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) confronts the source of his anxieties, a downtown bookie named Mike (Joe Mantegna). Once she decides that Mike is not a serious threat, however, she herself becomes interested in his world of high-stakes gambling, and makes use of her skills at reading "tells," becoming entrenched in his dealings. Things get dangerous, though, when Mike turns out not to be a bookie at all, but a con man.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Sunday October 11 1987
Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Mamet
Screenwriter: David Mamet
Cast: Lindsay Crouse
Joe Mantegna
Mike Nussbaum
Lilia Skala
JT Walsh
Steve Goldstein